Michigan State University

College of Arts and Letters

Masters Program in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Foreign Language Teaching

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Arts degree in Foreign Language Teaching provides the aspiring foreign language teacher with the fundamental background and practical experience to teach a specific target language, while also offering current foreign language teachers opportunities to continue and/or enhance their education. With its focus on solid foundations in second language acquisition (SLA) and the intersection of SLA with the practice of foreign language teaching, this program prepares students to design lesson plans, courses, and curricula that support teaching for high levels of language proficiency. In addition, students will be prepared to integrate technology effectively into the teaching of language and culture. Students also work with faculty mentors to create a praxis oriented "experiential module" that is designed not only to enhance the student's plan of study, but also to contribute substantially to preparation for career placement. The online format provides maximum flexibility for completion of the program.


Michigan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

Non-native speakers of English need a TOEFL score of 600 (250 CBT or 100 iBT) or higher (MSU institution code=1465). TOEFL test must have been taken within two years of application.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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